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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Five Question Friday-21 January 2011

Okay, I'm thinking this is pretty sad.  The only time I ever blog these days is for 5QF. Maybe I'm trying subconsciously to wean myself from the blogosphere so I won't be tempted to log on and blog while I'm on the clock.  (Like those nurses I witnessed so engrossed in their facebook pages that they didn't realize their patients were calling for them). It's like a proactive diminished activity type thing...kind of like women with cancer who shave their heads before their hair falls out from treatments. I'm just babbling, really. I am anxious to find out what my schedule will look like once I begin working.  All I know is three 12-hour shifts per week.  That should leave time to blog at some point, wouldn't you think?
Anyway...if you need the original questions or would like to link up and check out others who are participating with Five Question Friday, hop on over to Mama M's My Little Life for all of the details.  Meanwhile, here are my answers to this weeks' questions...

1. Where did you meet your spouse and did you instantly know it was love?

I met my husband at a New Year's Eve party hosted by mutual friends, John & Chermain.  Actually, he was introduced to my parents while I was out of the country in the Peace Corps, so it was kind of an arranged marriage type deal.  Just kidding!  Mike really did meet my parents before I ever met him, though. The New Year's Eve party was a big sleepover. Most everyone there were newlyweds.  We played typical party games like Pictionary, watched the apple drop in NYC, drank champagne into the wee hours of the morning when everyone crashed.  I remember the next morning, Mike went outside to warm my car and scrape the snow/ice off of my windshield.  I thought that was the sweetest gesture!  Months later, when I finished my Peace Corps service and returned stateside for good, my aforementioned "mutual friend" John kept asking me what I thought of Mike, had I spoken to him, gone out with him, etc...I kept telling him Mike was TOO OLD for me (mainly because he had bunions and walked like a weeble-wobble until he had a bunionectomy, but that's another story for another day).  Well, eventually, as I settled back in to life in North America I needed a car and guess whose brother just happened to work for a dealership?  Mike and I test drove cars all over the metroplex.  Eventually, we had lunch after a morning of test driving cars.  Then, we'd catch a show later in the evening. We drove to Houston to visit a friend of mine and the subject of marriage came up.  The next thing I knew I was invited on a cruise with the New Year's Eve crowd and Mike and I bought wedding bands in St. Thomas.  A year and a few months later we were married. It was not love at first sight but rather a gradual onslaught of love and affection that has grown stronger over the years.

2. What is your favorite room in your house?

If "favorite" room is defined as where I spend the most time then the kitchen is my favorite room.  If it's defined as where I'm most comfortable, then I'd have to say my bedroom.  If it's defined as the place where I do what I like best, then I'd have to say my craft room.  However, my craft room is a work in progress and not quite functional or set up to my liking just yet, so that's why I avoid it rather than spend precious moments there...for now.

3. Can you wiggle your ears?

I can shift my scalp which gives the appearance of wiggling ones ears.  Does that count?

4. What is your evening ritual?

Wash dishes til my fingers are all wrinkled and "shine my sink." Go over daughter's homework.  Log on to computer to check e-mail and see what's up in the blogosphere.  Stumble into dark bedroom trying not to wake the snoring hubs, wash my face, brush my teeth, shower (if that's one of the things on my to-do list that I didn't get around to earlier in the day), Crawl in bed and snuggle up against the snoring bed warmer with my cold legs pressed to the back of his. Asleep before my head hits the pillow good. How boring was THAT? I should have at least fibbed a little and thrown in a glass of wine or hot tea while I'm on the computer or chat with my girlfriend or something!

5. How many hours of sleep do you need to function?

I can "function" on relatively little sleep, like 3 to 4 hours in some cases, for brief periods of time.  However, it catches up with me after a while.  I function best on 6-7 hours of sleep per night (and a nap in the afternoon IF I can swing it!).
That was fun and now I'm done.  Happy Friday to you all. Have a great weekend...until next time!


  1. I love the story of how you guys met! Hope you are all doing well. Have a great weekend!

  2. I just had to come back and post about the cluttered kitchen table. Its funny you say that because last night our table was so cluttered last night that i just kinda cleared it enough to beable to eat. Jordyn said mama Colby's pants keeps falling down in my way. (I had left colby's folded laundry on the table)

  3. here's mine

  4. It was fun to read your answers to the five questions and learn a little more about you. It's nice to reflect sometimes on the little things in life.

  5. i love the story of how you and your spouse met...:)

    Hope you are having a great weekend!!

  6. I love the story of how you met your husband!! I always keep an eye out for my single friends. Most love connections happen through mutual friends! My best friend spent 2 years in the PC in Mauritania - now she's home and finishing her masters. But that experience was one of a kind for her!

    Thank you for the yogurt recipe! The hubs and I are home all day today ("sick" day) so I might give it a try!! I'll let you know how it works out

  7. wow aunty! I had no idea on the story of how you and Uncle Mike got married. Very interesting